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After Updating to Teradata Driver 16, Getting Error '[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified'


Published: 06 Mar 2018
Last Modified Date: 07 Mar 2018

Issue

When connecting to Teradata in Tableau Desktop after upgrading the Teradata drivers to version 16, the following error appears:

[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] 'Data source name not found and no default driver specified'

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.2
  • Windows 10
  • Teradata driver 16

Resolution

Download the latest maintenance version of Tableau Desktop 10.2.x The issue has been resolved in version 10.2.10 or later.

Cause

The name of the Teradata driver was changed with version 16, such that Tableau Desktop versions before that change are unable to locate the proper driver in the Windows Registry.
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